He said in a symposium here, “Since we are committed to adopting a new education policy from this academic year, the novel learning method will be used to bridge the gap between theoretical and practical knowledge in professional courses like engineering,” he said in a symposium here.
Participating in the Regional Research Symposium on Problem-Based Education (PBL), Narayan said educational institutions would be encouraged to collaborate with the industry to impart knowledge and skills to students.
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“When students graduate with knowledge and skills, they will be industry-ready for the job. Academia and industry should collaborate to pave the way for innovation and entrepreneurship,” said the minister, who holds a portfolio of IT, BT and science in higher education, and technology.
K Kasturirangan, chairman of the NEP draft committee, said it was a good time to introduce the PBL system in engineering courses as part of the NEP implementation.
“The PBL approach introduces students to real-life problems and encourages them to find solutions together. It will enable them to experience aesthetically, sensibly, ethically, creatively, analytically and other aspects of the situation holistically,” said Kasturirangan, former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization. Dr.
Annette Colmos, Director of Engineering Science, Amitabh Bobby Mitra, Executive Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Krisidva Virtual, Vice-Chancellor, State Higher Education Council, participated in the virtual event organized by HEC.
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